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Dangote commissions 200 housing units built for IDPs in Borno

The President of Dangote Group, Dr Aliko Dangote says on Monday that he has commissioned 200 housing units built by Aliko Dangote Foundation in Borno State for Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by the Boko Haram violence in the North-East, Nigeria.  He said on Twitter, “It gives me great joy …

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Only 1 of 32 coaches at World Cup is black

The only black coach at this year’s WorldCup says there is a need for more in the sport. Senegal’s Aliou Cisse says “in European countries, in major clubs, you see lots of African players. Now we need African coaches for our continent to go ahead.” The percentage of black players …

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Sweden bury World Cup opening jinx to beat South Korea

Sweden won an opening World Cup game for the first time since 1958 and ended their worrying goal drought with a 1-0 victory over South Korea that was a must-win if they want to progress from a tricky-looking Group F. After dominating the game but missing a string of chances, …

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Lagos CP Imohimi disbands anti-cultism squad over corruption

In a move to reposition and reinvigorate the command’s Anti-Cultism Squad, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimi, has redeployed the Officer-in-Charge of the Squad , SP Godwin Agbegbe while CSP Akaninyene Etuk has been posted to take over from him. Similarly, all members of the squad were …

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Salah Return Stands In Russia’s Road To Last 16

Mohamed Salah is a looming obstacle as Russia attempt to virtually secure their place in the knockout stages of the World Cup in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday. Fears that poor performances from the home side could dampen enthusiasm in the host nation were blown away by a 5-0 demolition of …

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Police foil attempt to kidnap Customs officer, family

An attempt to kidnap a Deputy Comptroller of Customs, her younger brother and her son was thwarted on Saturday by police detectives attached to Area-D- Police Command, Mushin, Lagos. Lagos State police spokesman, Chike Oti said acting under the directive of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, the …

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2019: PDP denies demanding N12 million from presidential aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its guidelines for 2019 presidential primary election was not yet ready. The party disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, Austin Akobundu, on Sunday in Abuja. Mr Akobundu said that the clarification became necessary following a publication by …

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Mexico stun holders Germany 1-0 in World Cup opener

Germany were stunned 1-0 by Mexico in the opening game of their World Cup defence on Sunday as Hirving Lozano finished off a sharp counter-attack that exposed the ragged defending that the four-times winners had displayed in their warm-up games. Germany’s defence had looked stretched to breaking point on several …

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Confusion trails sack of 300 street sweepers’ supervisors in Lagos

There is confusion regarding the actual employers of the 300 street sweepers’ supervisors that were recently sacked in Lagos State, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Environmental Utility firm, Visionscape Sanitation Solutions Ltd (VSS), told NAN on Sunday in Lagos that the supervisors were employed for the Lagos State …

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Federer marks No.1 ranking with 98th title in Stuttgart

Roger Federer celebrated returning to the top of the world rankings by defeating Milos Raonic in the final of the Stuttgart Open on Sunday and lifting the 98th tour-level title of his garlanded career. The 36-year-old, who by reaching the final had already guaranteed his return to world No.1, supplanting …

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Suicide bombers kill 31 people in Borno

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed at least 31 people in a twin suicide bomb attack on a town in northeast Nigeria, a local official and a militia leader told AFP on Sunday. Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from …

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Buhari Administration is Transforming Nigeria – Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said the Buhari Administration is steadily transforming Nigeria through innovative measures that are yielding positive results. In a keynote address he delivered at the 2018 ‘Africa Together Conference’ at the University of Cambridge in the UK on Saturday, the Minister …

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Beyonce, Jay-Z drop ‘Everything Is Love’ album together

Beyoncé and her husband, Jay-Z, have released a surprise joint album called ‘Everything is Love’. The long-rumored collaboration album was announced by Beyonce who unveiled the lead single on Saturday during a concert in London. Both singers are on the European leg of their ‘On The Run II’ tour. “Because …

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Total blackout hits Nigeria as power grid collapses

The nation was plunged into total darkness as the power grid recorded a total collapse on Saturday morning, Punch has reported. The system collapse led to the shutdown of all the nation’s power plants. An industry source, who is a top executive of one of the nation’s electricity distribution companies, …

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